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    I like the idea that every page in every book can have a gem on it. It's probably what I love most about writing - that words can be used in a way that's like a child playing in a sandpit, rearranging things, swapping them around.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: children  child  writing  book  ideas 
     
    Very suddenly. Yes, quite suddenly, I didn't feel like I could handle my feeling of aloneness.
    — Markus Zusak
    It is early, early morning. It's that time when it's still dark but you know the day is coming. Blue is bleeding through black. Stars are dying.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: time  star  dark  dying  black 
     
    Just be patient, she told herself, and with the mounting pages, the strength of her writing fist grew.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: writing  strength 
     
    Together, they would watch everything that was so carefully planned collapse, and they would smile at the beauty of destruction.
    — Markus Zusak
    I see Death as the part of us that knows all the time that we're going to die, reminding us to live properly.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: death  time  live  die 
     
    I like that every page in every book can have a gem on it. It's probably what I love most about writing-that words can be used in a way that's like a child playing in a sandpit, rearranging things, swapping them around. They're the best moments in a day of writing - when an image appears that you didn't know would be there when you started work in the morning.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: children  work  moment  child  writing  book 
     
    I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race - that rarely do I ever simply estimate it.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: human  race 
     
    I'd rather chase the sun than wait for it.
    — Markus Zusak
    Even death has a heart.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: death  heart 
     
    Personally, I like a chocolate-colored sky, dark, dark chocolate.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: dark  sky 
     
    As always, one of her books was next to her.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: book 
     
    I guess humans like to watch a little destruction. Sand castles, houses of cards, that's where they begin. Their great skills is their capacity to escalate.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: destruction 
     
    I'm having bigger problems when I'm writing.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: problem  writing 
     
    Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: wonder 
     
    I guess that's the beauty of books. When they finish they don't really finish.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: beauty  book 
     
    As far as this categorization of books, the way I see it is there are really a hundred-odd categories of books plus one, and on the top shelf at home, I've got the books I love, my favorite books, and that's the type of book that I want to write.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: book  write 
     
    Please, trust me, I most definitely can be cheerful. I can be amiable. Agreeable. Affable. And that's only the A's. Just don't ask me to be nice. Nice has nothing to do with me.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: trust 
     
    I have to say that although it broke my heart, I was, and still am, glad I was there.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: heart 
     
    Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: happiness  misery 
     
    A happening was looming. It was out there somewhere beyond the regular enclosed life that I had been living. It was out there, not waiting, but existing. Being. Perhaps it was only slightly wondering if I would come to it.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: living 
     
    I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: right  hope 
     
    ...one opportunity leads directly to another, just as risk leads to more risk, life to more life, and death to more death.
    — Markus Zusak
    I want words at my funeral. But I guess that means you need life in your life.
    — Markus Zusak
    If you ever write a book, I can only give you one piece of advice. Don't let your parents get involved.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: advice  book  write  parent 
     
    He does something to me, that boy. Every time. It's his only detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: time  heart  boys 
     
    I like to tell students, 'I didn't burst on to the literary scene.' I'm never good at things at the beginning. I was terrible at the start. I need to work and work.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: work 
     
    You'll have days of complete lack of faith in your abilities. But you have to keep coming back. That's when you know you're a writer - when you take the failures and appear at the desk again, over and over again.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: failure  faith 
     
    Believe it or not-it takes a lot of love to hate you like this.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: believe  hate 
     
    There are two magic acts I want to pull off when I write. One is creating a feeling that when you're inside a book, you believe everything you're reading even when you know it's not true. And the second is an extension of that, which is you know it's not true, you know it's not real, but you believe it anyway. And it's that believing of the story that isn't real that attracted me to writing and storytelling in general.
    — Markus Zusak
    That was when the world wasn't so big and I could see everywhere. It was when my father was a hero and not a human.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: world  human  hero  father 
     
    I could introduce myself properly, but it's not really necessary. You will know me well enough and soon enough, depending on a diverse range of variables. It suffices to say that at some point in time, I will be standing over you, as genially as possible. Your soul will be in my arms. A color will be perched on my shoulder. I will carry you gently away.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: time  soul 
     
    She wanted none of those days to end, and it was always with disappointment that she watched the darkness stride forward.
    — Markus Zusak
    It amazes me what humans can do, even when streams are flowing down their faces and they stagger on, coughing and searching, and finding.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: searching 
     
    It was the beginning of the greatest Christmas ever. Little food. No presents. But there was a snowman in their basement.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: present  food  christmas 
     
    When I find research really rewarding is when one piece of information gives you an idea for a story. That's when it's great.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: stories  ideas  research 
     
    Sometimes I think my papa is an accordion. When he looks at me and smiles and breathes, I hear the notes.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: smile 
     
    She looks at the swings, and I can see she's imagining what they'd look like if the kids weren't there. The guilt of this holds her down momentarily. It appears to be there constantly. Never far away, despite her love for them. I realize that nothing belongs to her anymore and she belongs to everything.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: guilt  kids 
     
    I certainly wasn't born with creative writing. Maybe there's a certain amount of learning and then it's up to the person. I think in the end it's your favourite books that are the best teachers. That's the way I've learned the most, by far.
    — Markus Zusak
    They'd been standing like that for thirty seconds of forever.
    — Markus Zusak
    tags: forever 
     
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